Philistine, Your 8.8 kit shipped the day after you paid for it. I wish I had a tracking number here at home for ya....................ahhhhh crap false alarm, Kristie just told me that she sent you a tracking number. This was one of those times that it's cool to bring the secretary (wife) home with ya evenings and weekends.
yeah this trans is great for heavy work, but it lacks the easy going, smooth nature of some other manuals i have driven.
Normally I'd agree on the T56 being frustrating, but it's been in the upper 80s and 90s all week and the trans really loves these temps. I wish my transmission always felt this good.
I wonder if a thinner fluid would help us out. I currently have Amsoil in it.
Dont know what some of you guys are smoking but the T56 has been proven to handle 800RWHP in AWD syclones and typhoons. Thats more torque than you will ever be able to put on it using a CTS-V. Unless you were to completely take out the rear subframe, straight axle the car and tub it with slicks.
Not saying the T6060 trans isnt better but for the cost of a T6060 and the cost to install it really puts you in the same range as these magnum T56's. Plus all that time you save you can relax and drink beer.
Oh and on a side note- most of you on here only have hopes and dreams of having the HP to tear a build T56 apart so dont kid yourself.
While you can build a 700 RWTQ T56 if you've got unlimited money, it's cheaper and more effective to buy a transmission that was designed to handle that much torque from the factory.
Do you thing the T6060 just drops in? Tuning? Driveshaft? Shifter location in the floor? Converting all the plugs?
Dont forget that you will be lucky to find a stock T6060 unit for less then 1.8k
The Tranzilla costs $9000--more than double that of a T56 Magnum.
it isnt just the strength, some people just dont like the shift quality of the t56. the t6060 just does that better in every aspect.
I've driven cars with the T6060 and I love it, with that being said, the T56 in my old 03 felt tight and shifted
great. The car dyno'd just shy of 500rwhp and I beat the hell out of it, the transmission just took the beating and laughed. The
half shafts in the rear end are another story...